Oh, Nads. You badass motherfucker.
In what sounded like a pretty epic match, Nads took out current world #2, soon to be world #1, but really was always the real #1, Serena, 64 36 76 (5). Nads served 14 aces for the match, which was pretty huge. Here's the AP's description of the match:
The 28-year-old Williams looked lethargic in the first set, with her ground strokes sailing long and her serve broken twice to hand the 27-year-old Russian the early lead.
But the American bounced back in the second, putting a bit more pace on her shots and dictating play from the backcourt to gain a break late in the set and even the match.
In the deciding third set, Williams missed a golden opportunity to pull ahead at 4-4, blowing three break points on Petrova's serve. But she cranked up her serve to send it to a tiebreak.
Petrova took an early 5-2 lead, but Williams battled back one final time before the Russian could close it out.
Apparently there was some controversy at the end regarding a line call but I don't really know what happened there. What I *do* know is what Serena said after the match:
"I ran into a girl today that has never played so good in her whole life...."
"I can be No. 1 for a week on this tour, but it doesn't matter how many Grand Slams you win. It's more about how many Grand Slams you don't win. My goal is just to do well in Doha."
To quote a certain Russian Siberian Bitch, "Shocking. Shocking she said that."
Also, since the fuck when did Serena give a shit about doing well in Doha?